Mental Health

The quality of care offered to new mothers with mental health issues by the NHS has been criticised.
Go people-watching in any Western country and it's rare to find someone sat alone in quiet contemplation. Most lone individuals can be seen playing with their mobile phone, reading, watching a movie on their tablet, or people-watching.
A group of mental health experts has spoken out against a new project that aims to test the efficacy of treating depression with a combination of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the drug ketamine.
The winners of the All in the Mind Awards will be revealed this evening at 9pm. The awards are being made to mark the 25th anniversary of this BBC Radio 4 programme.
The rise of cognitive-behaviooural therapy (CBT) has been welcomed by many as safe, effective alternative to drug treatments for mental illness.
Talking therapies services are so overstretched they are ‘bursting at the seams’, with GPs turning to prescribe more antidepressants to combat the long waiting times, the medical magazine
Patients who are treated in intensive care units often experience hallucinations and delusions and can be more troubled by memories of them than by memories of real events.
A charity has criticised reductions in funding for adolescent mental health services across the UK, saying it will lead to more problems in the long run.
Mental health patients may be more likely to commit suicide when they are receiving home-based care than they would be if they were hospital inpatients, according to a new
Teachers are being issued with new guidance to help them spot pupils with mental health issues in a bid to prevent such youngsters being labelled as badly behaved.
Recent figures from the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that a growing number of students are seeking help from their university counselling service.
Researchers have suggested that a survey designed to establish the risk of a person having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) could also provide some new insight into mental health.
A nationwide investigation is to be launched on the phenomenon of suicide among children and young adults in a bid to better understand it and hopefully develop better inter
People are statistically more likely to commit suicide in the early hours of the morning than during the day, according to a new study.
A simple, five-question screening tool could be used to indicate whether or not armed services veterans pose a risk of violence, researchers believe.
Women should not fret about their body shape in the months after birth, a new government-backed report has said.
A new study has suggested that meditation could help the brain to process more thoughts and emotions than would be the case during simple rest.
Mental health patients are facing the prospect of being sectioned just so they can get a bed, such is the pressure on healthcare resources, according to a new
Through our partnership with the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of acute care services.
Children who have been bullied may be posing a risk in school environments by taking weapons into the classroom, according to a new study based in the US.
Young adults who enter into romantic relationships could experience a positive effect on their personality and consequently their view on life, new
Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
Instructing teachers, counsellors and other school-based caregivers on how to help children whose parents are serving in the armed forces could ensure they avoid mental health problems, one
Policymakers should pay more attention to the mental health of mothers, as many women with depression may be slipping through the net and missing out on treatment, a new study
A psychologist has said that recent studies suggesting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are ineffective for treating psychosis and could be missing the point about its effects on patients.
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